Whether you are looking to learn more about a specific Hong Kong dish, or simply after some inspiration, our market tasting and ingredient shopping “cook’s tour” of Hong Kong food is for you–it’s 4 to 4.5 hours of tasting and immersion in the key ingredients of Cantonese cuisine. We visit both wet and dried food markets with strong emphasis on the handmade sauces, baked goods and homemade food and dessert ingredients and products .
We’ve followed this particular trail with both food enthusiasts and professionals, from a cookbook author to a master mixologist at a top London hotel bar! Better leave room in your suitcase for all the wonderful new flavourful ingredients you will want to take back to your kitchen.
We start with a stop at a 50 year old cafe for their homemade-on-premises bakery items–the best daan taat (egg tart) and bo lo baau (“pineapple” bun) in Hong Kong.
From here we head to tastings of 16 different handmade XO and other Chinese cooking sauces. We also will introduce you to one of the last remaining local small batch producers of handmade soy sauce in Hong Kong. Once you taste it, you will never go back to another brand, seriously!
Other highlights of our Hong Kong flavour treasure hunt: